Murwillumbah Philharmonic Choir with special guests Uki Primary and Tweed Small Schools Choirs will present its major concert on November 4.
Murwillumbah Philharmonic Choir with special guests Uki Primary and Tweed Small Schools Choirs will present its major concert on November 4. Contributed

Mur'bah Philharmonic Choir returns from Canada

THE Murwillumbah Philharmonic Choir with special guests Uki Primary and Tweed Small Schools Choirs will present its major concert for the year this weekend.

The choir, which recently returned from a two-week stint in Canada for the Kathaumixw Choral Festival, will perform a selection of songs including Vivalldi and Borodin to Paul Anka, at the All Saints Anglican Church in Murwillumbah.

President John Holmes said the choir was celebrating 30 years with Heather Martin as music director and Beth Brooks as accompanist.

"So Heather has gone into the archives and picked a few old favourites for this concert," he said.

Secretary Deirdre Hulton said there would be a mix of classical through to moder tunes.

"There will be a huge variety," she said.

Mrs Hulton said the quality of the singers was top kotch and many people were pleased with the way the choir had developed over the years.

The choir, of almost 70 people, is excited to have the Tweed Small Schools Choir amd Uki Primary on board for a number of songs.

The students come from nine different schools and enjoy rehearsing together each week.

The Tweed Small Schools Choir was formed by Vikki Armour in 2011 to give gifted and talented students from public small schools the opportunity to sing in a choir.

Mr Hulton said the Uki Public School Choir was a vibrant children's choir who just love to perform and share their music with their audience.

Both choirs recently tied for first place in the primary choral section of the Murwillumbah Festival of Performing Arts.

Together, they sing a wide variety of children's choral music and have a busy performance schedule.

The highlight of their performances was in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House on October 16, 2012.

Murwillumbah Philharmonic Choir

When: November 4, 2pm

Where: All Saints Anglican Church, Byangum Rd Murwillumbah.

Cost: $15 or $12 concession



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